EPA Chief Says Climate Change is a GOOD Thing

The Trump administration has been blasting a firehose of bullshit for more than a year now. The sheer amount of complete nonsense emanating from Washington D.C. is so overwhelming at times that it is natural to want to shrug off a few untruths if only for the sake of preserving some level of sanity.

But not all of this nonsense can, or should, be ignored. For example, take a look at what Scott Pruitt — the freaking head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — recently told a Las Vegas news outlet about Climate Change. From the Washington Post:

Pruitt has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human-fueled activity are warming the planet.

He’s now taking a different tack: Even if climate change is occurring, as the vast majority of scientists say it is, a warmer atmosphere might not be so awful for humans, according to Pruitt. [Pols emphasis]

“We know humans have most flourished during times of what, warming trends,” Pruitt said Tuesday during an interview on KSNV, an NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.

If it gets too hot for you, just wear this hat!

Pruitt has regularly contradicted his own agency since taking over at the EPA early last year, but his comments on Climate Change have normally been about his disagreement over the role humans have played in warming the planet (nevermind that roughly 97% of the scientific community agrees that humans are causing Climate Change). But let’s set aside, for the moment, the argument over what or who is causing Climate Change; what is different here is Pruitt’s apparently growing belief that Climate Change may actually be good for humans!

Pruitt’s absurd statements on Climate Change may be largely supported by the White House, but even the Trump administration knows when one of its own has gone a bit too far off the edge. Just last Saturday, the White House withdrew the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to lead its Council on Environmental Quality after hearing a bit too much of Hartnett White’s claims that carbon dioxide is “the gas of life on this planet.” This probably doesn’t bode well for the hopes of another person rumored to be under consideration as the White House “science adviser.” As EE News reportsWill Happer is a strong proponent of the cockamamie theory that crops will benefit from Climate Change (though in one sense, plants probably would benefit from humans being dead).

To recap, the person in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency is saying publicly that Climate Change might be a good thing for humans. Really.

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  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    "A good thing………"  Tell that to Miami, Norfolk, New Orleans and other coastal cities that will have to spend billions on retaining walls as sea levels rise.

  2. And we can't file under "At Least He's Not Your…".

    No, really all the coastal cities will LOVE living in our man-made new-and-improved warmer climate!

  3. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    This post is over a week late; national Opposite Day was January 25th.

  4. Genghis says:

    Everything old is new again. A few decades back the electric power industry spent millions upon millions promoting the notion that their coal-fired power plants were GREAT because they contributed to the greening of the world because more carbon dioxide means more plants and plants 'r' good and what do you alarmist hippie douchebags have against plants??!!!

  5. Gilpin Guy says:

    Reminds me of the Bizarro world in the superman comics.  The thing that really stands out here is that Pruitt is no longer denying the reality of Climate Change but has shifted to saying it is going to be a good thing.  Crazy reasoning of course but this is a significant shift.  They can't deny the reality so now they are trying to put lipstick on it.  When you've lost Scott Pruitt . . .

  6. allyncooper says:

    I for one believe climate change rooted in scientific certainly will occur. In about 5 billion years the sun will turn into a supernova burning up all the inner planets to a crisp, including good old Mother Earth.

    Now that's global warming baby !!

     

     

  7. Gray in Mountains says:

    I'll bet thoughtful residents close to tornado alley are concerned for this summer with all the warm air.

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      Since Oklahoma went for Trump by a gagillion points, I'm finding it hard to believe that there are any thoughtful residents along tornado alley.  Odds are that they are going to feel the cost of Climate Change a long time before allycats stupid prediction.

      • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

        Hey, tornado alley extends onto the eastern plains of Colorado. There are a few of us thoughtful types here.

        We actually have tornado drills at my school. It's a real hazard. I tell my students that climate change for us in Colorado means: drought, wildfires, tornados, and occasionally flooding. This one's from Wray in 2016.

         

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